Caption

Oxford hit and run suspect caught after getting tangled in bushes

The suspect in a hit and run literally did just that — until some brush in the woods got in his way, police said.

MORE: Monroe student charged in fatal prom night crash

A suspect ran from Oxford police after witnesses identified him as the driver who crashed a Nissan Sentra into a legally-parked truck in the 600 block of South College Street, according to a police report.

The suspect ran into an open field but became hung up in some brush by the wood line, police said.

The man was searched and a set of keys and some money were found on him, but no identification, according to a police report. 

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Middletown man arrested for sleeping in two cars, in the same lot, min
  2. 2 Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith to get 5 percent bonus
  3. 3 Springboro woman accused of embezzling $180K from youth baseball group

The officer observed a mostly full bottle of Corona beer in the cup holder of the Sentra and the man was taken to the police department.

MORE: Here's why the Butler County Jail is preparing for an influx of inmates

Once there, an automated translation device was used to question the man, who police said spoke nearly no English. 

The suspect said his name was Frankie Maton and he said he was 20 years old, according to the police report.

Field sobriety tests were conducted and Maton performed poorly, according to police who said the man also refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Maton was charged and taken to the Butler County Jail. 

MORE: 5 of 7 children injured in Middletown crash were not properly restrained, police say

His identity was never confirmed by any official database. At the jail, he provided the name Francisco Maton, according to the police report.

He is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, no operator’s license, operating a vehicle without reasonable control, failure to stop after an accident, obstructing official business, offenses involving underage persons and open container.

More from Journal-news